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View Poll Results: Do you regard services as untrustworthy?
Yes - I always trust them. 0 0%
No - I never trust them. 1 25.00%
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:04 PM
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Games and Programs that run as service

I'm considering building a service module or bootstrapper to monitor a game I'm making.

Personally I'm not fond of any service or exe starting with the PC but it seems very handy for some of the many things the game has to do.

There are 2 entirely separate modes of operation - deployed mode and simulation mode.

Simulation mode saves data in the game folders and loads a lighter version of the game to allow the editor to launch the map you're working on and remain open during testing.

Deployed mode saves data, screenshots etc in the user folders and loads a full driver set.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:16 AM
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Personally do not like non-essential things running as a service when booting the PC, I disable pretty much anything that is not required. I would definitely make it an "Opt-In" type of service.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:44 AM
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Personally do not like non-essential things running as a service when booting the PC, I disable pretty much anything that is not required. I would definitely make it an "Opt-In" type of service.
OK, I think the same way as you do Scott.

Alternatives are:

Running an app as a service that starts and stops with the game.

Running another desktop app alongside the game (though it can be hidden or in the tray).

So I'll make another poll shortly,

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